ISLAMABAD: Pakistani parliament unanimously passed a resolution condemning the "American unilateral action" to take out terror mastermind Osama bin Laden and threatened to block the US and allied troops' supply route to Afghanistan in the event of more such attacks.
The resolution denounced the operation as a "violation of the country's sovereignty' ' and came a day after Pakistan's military leadership held an in-camera briefing for the lawmakers on the operation.
ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha, director general military operations Ashfaq Nadeem and deputy chief of air staff operations Air Marshal Hasan's briefing to the parliament was unprecedented in the country's history . The military that has ruled the country for decades admitted its failure before the parliament and offered itself for accountability for the first time.
The resolution said, "The unilateral actions, such as those conducted by the US forces in Abbottabad, as well as the continued drone attacks on the territory of Pakistan are not only unacceptable but also constitute violation of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations , international law and humanitarian norms and such drone attacks must be stopped forthwith, failing which the government will be constrained to consider taking necessary steps including withdrawal of transit facility allowed to Nato/ISAF forces.'' .
It said the repeat of unilateral measures could have dire consequences for peace and security in the region and the world.
The resolution called upon the government to review its terms of engagement with the US to ensure that Pakistan's national interests "are fully respected and accommodated in pursuit of policies for countering terrorism and achieving reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan" .
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